Arsenal take on Ipswich for place in Carling Cup final
Date Posted: 02/12/10
The semi-final draw for the Carling Cup has taken place, with favourites Arsenal taking on Championship side Ipswich, while West Ham will welcome Birmingham City.
Despite struggling in the second tier this year, Roy Keane's Tractor Boys have managed to fight their way into the last four, defeating West Brom in the quarter-finals.
Their fans might look to book London hotels for the second leg of their tie at the Emirates against Arsene Wenger's side, which takes place in the week commencing Monday January 24th.
Perhaps an even bigger surprise was seeing Avram Grant's West Ham team in the last four, having thrashed Premier League table-toppers Manchester United 4-0.
Despite being bottom of the league, the Hammers put in an inspired display and will now go on to face Birmingham, who had Nikola Zigic to thank for a late goal which sunk their cross-city rivals Aston Villa.
The final of the competition will take place on Sunday January 27th at Wembley Stadium.
Posted by Louise Millard
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